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CP news for coordinators and CP teachers
Here you will find updates on the CP as well as spotlights on the new standards and practices and additional support material to aid collaboration and understanding amongst staff and students. Creating a greater concurrency between programmes forms a major part of your five year plan as you work towards evaluation. The focus predominantly here is on the core and how utilising the standards and practices can draw together all aspects of the CP experience for the students.
Service Learning as Action
Service Learning is a compulsory element of the CP core, constituting a minimum 50 hours of the student's CP course. Whether you are well established in your DP and CP course offerings or completely new to the CP as you prepare for authorisation, consider using Service Learning as a way to focus on skill development explicitly. Another way for them to make connections with other elements of their course but also prepare for the skills they will truly need in the future.
Developing core needs
The Career-related Programme core makes the programme unique. It is a substantial course designed to focus on the individual students' needs and personal and professional development. It is also a place where students can reflect on and connect their individual DP and CRS courses and make a truly concurrent, student centred learning experience. Whilst the IB provides the framework and regulations must be adhered to, it is up to the school to create courses that bespoke for the needs, interests and background of their students.
Is empathy a skill we can learn?
Understanding empathy can be tricky - least of all differentiating it from sympathy. Through the work of neuro psychologists and academics, we explore its definition and real world application. Students can explore their own reactions to situations and judge for themselves the impact employing empathy can have. This is particularly helpful for students embarking on the reflective project and learning that multiple perspectives can be difficult to navigate. See this page as part of an 'empathy toolbox' for the students' personal development.
The personal development of the student is clearly paramount in the CP. This page introduces the theme for students to find their motivation, vision and 'buy-in' they need for their CP course and life beyond. Topics such as Setting expectations and Confidence building, as well as Stress management and specific focus on Careers, Pathways and Life Skills are coming soon. Ready made lessons, research and all clearly indicate learning objectives and multiple themes addressed.
Out of acorns, grow mighty oaks
Welcome to the first stage of the ThinkIB CP website! Access free teaching ideas, resources and advice on the reflective project. This autumn, the focus is on developing resources for the Personal and Professional Skills part of the Core. Whether you are new to the CP or are an experienced centre, join in and help make this a really supportive, open-minded and creative community. It has been fantastic to know this is starting to help teachers support the CP in their school. Fantastic to see the subscriptions growing and thank you for the positive feedback.
What is PPS?
Personal and Professional Skills is a compulsory component of the CP core: a 90 hour course of personal and professional transferable skills for students to develop over the two years of the CP course. It is just one of the elements of the CP Core but at the heart of what makes this IB programme unique; schools can create a course that is bespoke for their students’ individual needs and school community not only to fulfil the requirements of the CP course but also to prepare them fully for future pathways.
Being an effective communicator is a key capability for the workplaces of the future. This page introduces this theme and demonstrates different directions it can be taken in. New for Autumn 2020 are a series of lesson ideas that tackle the additional obstacles students might face in the context of everything 2020 has thrown at us. All topics clearly state learning objectives and multiple themes targetted helpful for curriculum planning.
What is the Reflective Project?
The reflective project is one of the four elements that make up the core programme unique to the CP. Focusing on the process as much as the product, it is an independent piece of work that focuses on an ethical dilemma stemming from the student's career-related studies. Most importantly, the reflective project really is the culmination of a multitude of skills the students have developed throughout their CRS, DP subjects and the other elements of the core.
Students need to develop and be able to utilise a wide range of thinking skills to be able to thrive. This page introduces this theme and demonstrates different directions it can be taken in. Furthermore, from here you will be able to explore topics that enable students to get to grips with Fake news, reflect successfully, use thinking routines across their subjects and know how to question for impact. The ideas is for students to create a toolbox of skills that they can access when appropriate.